Joel Salinas is a brain doctor at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Neurology. Dr. Salinas was born with an extraordinary neurological trait that provides unique insights into his patients and enables him to experience life in a remarkable way. After incidentally discovering his atypical form of sensory perception, he pursued a deep curiosity to learn more about the brain and how we all experience the world.
Over the last two decades, Dr. Salinas has been studied in the labs of renowned neuroscientists, interviewed and cared for thousands of patients, and conducted brain health research with a focus on understanding how we connect with one another and what that means for our individual and collective well-being. He chronicles his experiences in the medical memoir Mirror Touch.
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